2.13 - As we learn about each other, so we learn about ourselves.


February 10th, 2020

29 mins 24 secs

Season 2

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For the final episode of season two of The Moment, I'm joined by Graeme Burk, to discuss two parallel moments: one from 2005's The End of The World, featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor and Billie Piper as Rose, and one from 1964's The Edge of Destruction, featuring William Hartnell as the First Doctor and Jacqueline Hill as Barbara. We talk about how the Doctor learns to open up to his companions, how the show's storytelling style and approach to character has changed, and the importance of character drama as the core element of Doctor Who.

You can follow Graeme on Twitter at @graemeburk.

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  • The Edge of Destruction - Wikipedia — The Edge of Destruction (also referred to as "Inside the Spaceship") is the third serial of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was written by David Whitaker, and first broadcast on BBC TV in two weekly parts on 8 February and 15 February 1964. The first episode was directed by Richard Martin, while Frank Cox directed the second. In the story, the Doctor (William Hartnell), his granddaughter Susan (Carole Ann Ford), and her teachers Ian Chesterton (William Russell) and Barbara Wright (Jacqueline Hill) are in the Doctor's time and space machine the TARDIS when it appears to be taken over by an outside force. The travellers begin acting strangely and turn against each other.
  • The End of the World (Doctor Who) - Wikipedia — "The End of the World" is the second episode of the first series of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. Written by executive producer Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn, the episode was first broadcast on BBC One on 2 April 2005. In the episode, the alien time traveller the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) takes his new companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) five billion years into the future where many rich alien delegates have gathered on a space station called Platform One to watch the Sun expand into a red giant and destroy the Earth, but the human guest Lady Cassandra (Zoë Wanamaker) is plotting to profit from the event through gaining compensation from staging a hostage situation.
  • Reality Bomb – the world's most dangerous Doctor Who podcast — Reality Bomb is a monthly podcast exploring the world of Doctor Who and its fans, produced and hosted by Graeme Burk and Joy Piedmont. Doctor Who Magazine described Reality Bomb as having “aspirations towards the editorial and production quality of National Public Radio.” The podcast is a magazine show that features different segments– ranging from interviews to sketch comedy to spoken word to music and more — where fans explore current events and fascinating issues in the world of Doctor Who and its fandom.
  • Amazon.com: Who Is The Doctor 2: The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who ― The Modern Series (9781770414150): Graeme Burk, Robert Smith?: Books — Who Is The Doctor 2 is a guide to the new series of Doctor Who starring Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi, and Jodie Whittaker. Every episode in series 7 to 11, as well as the 50th anniversary specials, is examined, analyzed, and discussed in thoughtful detail, highlighting the exhilarating moments, the connections to Doctor Who lore, the story arcs, the relationships, the goofs, the accumulated trivia and much, much more. Designed for die-hard Whovians and Who newbies alike, Who Is The Doctor 2 explores time and space with the Doctor and chronicles the imagination that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of culture for over 50 years.